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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

1131 Back Bay Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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This event is for all organizers in Orange County and those who want to participate in the 2018 election. All are welcome (young, old, experienced, inexperienced). We need to build a sustainable movement! Please join us! This is how we win!

Our workshops provide transformative experiences that connect community members through their values, then equip them with the tools and knowledge needed to build and leverage power.

Ten years ago, early on a Saturday morning, a few hundred strangers poured into a soundstage in Burbank, carrying their own chairs. They were there to learn how to contribute to the primary campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama and they’d gotten an email the night before, asking for them to please bring something to sit on. Skepticism hung in the air.

They were led through the weekend by a man named Marshall Ganz who had organized with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, and now teaches organizing theory and practice at Harvard. Before they talked about phone banks, or canvassing, or data, or anything that resembled a task related to a campaign, they told each other stories. Crucial moments in their lives that made them who they were. Then they began to craft stories of each other, how they were all connected beyond the fact that they’d all showed up there for this first-term Senator.

By the end of Sunday, everyone in that room was a member of a team with a clear goal, each member having a clear role and responsibilities. But more importantly, everyone in that room was part of a new community. A community that is still thriving ten years later.

Western Organizing Workshop started as one of those teams. We came for him, we stayed for each other, and there’s no doubt that the reason we’re still together is because of the methods and practices imparted on that Burbank soundstage.

It's time to build another movement. Come learn from Obama's CA team. This workshop is transformative!

Recruit, Join, WIN!!!

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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